Pacific Information and Communication Technology Investment Planning and Capacity Development Facili (ADB-50409-001)

  • East Asia and Pacific
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 12, 2017
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Region: Pacific
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  • Communications
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 1.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 20, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 5, 2017

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Project Description

The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will address requests from several Pacific country governments seeking to strengthen their information and communication (ICT) capacities. The TA will support (i) advancing ICT policy and regulatory frameworks, (ii) ICT applications development, and (iii) adaptation of technology innovations and protection against cyber-crime. The initiative is a continuation of a similar TA program which successfully and efficiently addressed ICT infrastructure-related challenges for submarine cable projects.

The TA is included in the Pacific 2016-2018 Regional Operations Business Plan (ROBP) which outlines ICT applications for development of ICT-enabled services as key area of assistance. It is also listed in the current ROBP 2017-2019.

Output 1: Information and communication technology policy and regulatory framework supported.
Output 2: Development of information and communication technology applications supported.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer
Bhattacharya, Sibesh
Pacific Department


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